Ed – We publish the text of this leaflet (David’s speech at Conference) with his permission. An extended brochure will be published later this year.
There is something very wrong with society today. On the surface things seem to be ticking along OK, yet under the veneer, the foundations of Western civilisation are rotting away. Have you ever wondered why police are so inefficient today, unless it comes to investigating ‘hate crime’? How our taxes increase for fewer services? Our overburdened, and strangely inefficient NHS? Why beautiful old buildings are replaced with monstrous carbuncles? Why our children are taught strange and ridiculous things at school, yet their standard of education is falling, together with the examination standards? This is an introduction to the ideology that is behind it all, and why this is happening.
Karl Marx (1818 – 1883)
Marxism derives its name from Karl Marx, who was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and died 1883 in London and was buried in Highgate cemetery. His two best-known works are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto, co-authored with Engels and the three-volume Das Kapital. His work has since influenced subsequent intellectual, economic and political history.
Marx theorised that capitalist societies are inherently oppressive and unjust: There is conflict between the ruling classes, (the bourgeoisie) and the working classes (the proletariat). The bourgeoisie control all of the Capital (property and the means of production) and are oppressors of the proletariat whom they exploit. In order to create a perfect society, the proletariat need to achieve class consciousness, rise up in revolution, seize the Capital and collectivise it. When this happens in every country of the world, the workers of the world would unite and form a global Utopia.
His theories have been tried and tested under Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Castro and are being implemented today in Venezuela. They do not work. Marxism leads to hellish conditions which are the exact opposite of the promised Utopia. The working classes in the Western world mostly rejected Marxist ideology. Later Marxist intellectuals translated his theories from economic to cultural terms. This is known as neo-Marxism or Cultural Marxism, and is the main driver of ‘political correctness’.
Antonio Gramsci (1891 – 1937)
He was an Italian Marxist philosopher and politician. He wrote on political theory, sociology and linguistics. He attempted to break from the economic determinism of traditional Marxist thought and so is considered a key neo-Marxist. He was a founding member and one-time leader of the Communist Party of Italy and was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime. Gramsci questioned why Marxist revolutions failed in the West, unlike the successful Bolshevik Revolutions in the East. His answer was that ‘civil society’ was much stronger in the West, and the ‘cultural superstructure’ in the West acted as a bulwark against revolution. Rudi Dutschke later encapsulated his ideas by coining the phrase: ‘A long march through the institutions’. In order to undermine civil society in the west, Marxists would have to infiltrate established institutions and undermine Judaeo-Christian principles and rational thinking, beginning with the Universities before spreading elsewhere.
Wilhem ‘Willie’ Munzenberg (1889 – 1940)
Munzenberg was a communist political activist and was the first head of the Young Communist International in 1919–20 and established the famine relief and propaganda organization Workers International Relief in 1921. He was a leading propagandist for the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) during the Weimar Era, but later grew disenchanted with Communism due to Joseph Stalin’s Great Purge of the 1930s.
According to Ralph Toledano, Munzenburg wrote: We must organise the intellectuals and use them to make Western civilisation stink. Only then, after they have corrupted all its values and made life impossible, can we impose the dictatorship of the proletariat.
The Frankfurt School
The Institut für Sozialforschung (Institute for Social Research) was the creation of Felix Weil, who was able to use money from his father’s grain business to finance the Institut. Weil was a young Marxist who had written his PhD on the practical problems of implementing socialism and was published by Karl Korsch.
Felix Weil himself was an orthodox Marxist, who saw Marxism as scientific; the role of the Institut would be social and historical research mainly on the workers’ movement. Indeed, in its early years, the Institut did fairly orthodox historical research. However, one of Weil’s central objectives was also cross-disciplinary research, something which the German University system made impossible.
Max Horkheimer was the director of the Institut from 1930 – 1960. He devised ‘Critical Theory’, the purpose of which is to destructively and relentlessly criticise Western civilisation and everything associated with it. When Hitler came to power, the Institut was closed down, and by various routes, most of its participants regrouped in New York, with a new Institute affiliated to Columbia University and spread their ideas in the USA. However, after the War, the Institut members returned to Frankfurt to continue their work.
Some Institut members researched why communist ideology had not proved popular in the Western World and they concluded that the barriers were Christianity and the traditional family (as correctly identified by Antonio Gramsci).
One of these members was the Hegelian philosopher Herbert Marcuse, who was probably the only member of the Institut who achieved wide influence among political activists in the 1960s. Marcuse is attributed to coining the phrase “Make Love, Not War”. In his 1956 book Eros and Civilisation, he advocated creating a society which was “polymorphous-perverse” to replace ‘repressive’ JudaeoChristian bourgeoisie society, which he labelled “monogamic patriarchal”.
“Our research has failed to show that any of these theoretical Marxists mentioned in this publication ever experienced life in a communist state. They blindly followed the Marxist writings and tried to impose their own dystopia on the wider World. This struggle continues today.”
Saul D. Alinksy (1909 – 1972)
Born in Chicago, Alinski studied Philosophy and Archaeology at the University of Chicago, before working as a criminologist and learning the skills required for organising.
In his book “Rules for Radicals” published in 1971, a year before his death, he addressed the 1960s generation of radicals in the New Left outlining his views on organizing for mass power. The opening paragraph clearly identifies who he is writing to:
“What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe is should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold [onto] power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.”
There is evidence that Alinsky’s writings have had a profound influence on some left-inclined modern day politicians, such as Hillary Clinton, who wrote her college thesis on Alinsky’s work and Barack Obama, who reportedly attended Alinsky training.
“True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within.” – Alinsky”
This World-wide, yet shadowy organisation was formed in the UK during 1989. They boast a 70,000 Alumni. Many key senior leaders in the private, public and NGO sectors are graduates of the Common Purpose Meridian or Matrix programme.
Common Purpose selects people to become trainees who have the correct viewpoints. It provides networking opportunities for its graduates, and its meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, whereby one may use information gained, but never divulge the source and Freedom of Information requests about the organisation are often rebuffed. Reportedly, they train graduates using neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) which employs language as a tool to manipulate thought and engineer consensus.
Common Purpose training claims to remove prejudice and empowers graduates to work across boundaries and to lead ‘beyond authority.’
The Bilderberg Group
So named, since their first meeting was held in the Bilderberg Hotel in Oosterbeek, in the Netherlands, in 1954. This secretive gathering consists of politicians, royal family members, bankers, global business leaders and their ilk. Its very existence was denied until 2010 and it operates under strict Chatham House Rules, like Common Purpose. It appears to be a powerful global steering group, which at best exerts a high level of influence and control over global organisations such as the UN, World Bank, and the EU. At worst it is preparing the way to impose an undemocratic One-World Government.
‘That Hideous Strength: How The West Was Lost’ – Melvin Tinker
‘The Death of the West’ – Pat Buchanan
‘The Abolition of Britain’ – Peter Hitchens
‘The Strange Death of Europe’ – Douglas Murray
‘The World Turned Upside Down’ – Melanie Phillips
‘What Are They Teaching The Children’ – Lynda Rose